Make this Geometric Cube Necklace DIY using bugle beads, wire and your basic jewellery making pliers! Pop it onto a necklace for a minimal everyday necklace. This project combines several of my current obsessions in one! Its got geometric design, bugle beads and right angle weave! You can use larger bugle beads, but using smaller will be pretty fiddly. Read more
Use chunky, natural wood beads to make a unique Beaded Christmas Wreath! This DIY up-scales the simple bead weaving technique of right angle weave to make a stylish festive decoration.
Those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile may have noticed that I love the technique of right angle weave. It features a lot in my projects, and they usually have one thing common; the beads are much larger than the tiny seed beads most RAW patterns use. But this time, I have truly excelled myself, as the beads in this festive DIY are a whopping 25mm and 15mm in diameter! This makes a wreath that is approx 21cm or 8¼ inches in diameter. Read more
This Beaded Statement Collar Necklace uses wooden beads and thread to create a lightweight, dramatic piece of jewellery, perfect for adding a splash of colour to any outfit!
Everyone loved last Statement Summer Necklace so much that it is still one of my most visited post and has even been turned into a workshop! So I wanted to have a go at a contemporary take on another traditionally small beadweaving technique, this time it is netting! Netting is an ancient form of beadwork; the Egyptians used the technique to create shawls and even dresses! Read more
Use Pip beads and the simple bead-weaving technique of right angle weave to create this fun Flower Burst Spring Necklace!
I love right angle weave because it is simple to do, but really effective and allows for variation in size and shape of beads used. I’m using Czech glass Pip beads, but I imagining you could get a similar effect with magatamas, drops and dagger beads too! Their elongated shape means the beads stick out and it reminds me of blossom and the first flowers appearing on the trees! Read more
Don’t settle for the standard furry cat ears this Halloween, DIY your own stylish beaded cat ears headband instead!
When it comes to fancy dress parties, Halloween and New Years, I’m not great at coming up with costume ideas so I usually fall back on dressing up as a cat. It makes sense as the owner of two myself. Having made myself a felt pair a few years ago, I decided to upgrade to this far more elegant version. Read more
These simple earrings are perfect for using up seed beads leftover from another project!
Seed beads are usually sold by weight, meaning you often end up getting more than you need. But then you only have a few left over, so what do you do with them? Make these simple bead and jump ring earrings! This is also a great beginner project which is great for practicing using pliers and jump rings. Read more
It is fast approaching spring here in the UK and it’s also nearly Mothers Day (or Mothering Sunday) so I am celebrating the two events in this tutorial to make a floral brooch, a perfect gift
for your Mum!
This brooch uses a technique called French Beading, which despite the name, is thought to have originated in Venice in the 16th Century. The method uses fine wire strung with tiny glass seed beads to form 3d flowers. It became especially popular in Victorian England, but fell out of favour due the technique being associated with the creation of funeral wreaths! Now French beading is often used in making bouquets and favours for weddings, as well as for all year round floral arrangements. I mean, flowers you don’t need to water? Sounds good to me! Read more